Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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PSumbler wrote:
08 May 2021 20:46
Swanjaxs wrote:
08 May 2021 20:35


Somewhere in between Prosser and Jack 123, a solid 6/10 I reckon 😉
Bournemouth worry me more I dont think we have scored against them for about 20 years...
For me, avoiding Bournemouth and Brentford over two legs is massive, Barnsley will be tough, but very do-able.
If we can get to Wembley I think we have more than a punchers chance against either, today against Watford, although we lost, gave me more positives than negatives, Grimes was more than decent too.

What we will need against Barnsley is a motivated Ayew, and both full backs bombing up and down.

I genuinely think we will get past the Tykes.

What has been mostly an underwhelming season, might just make us all eat our own words?


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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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Feeling more upbeat tonight bout it all, Franks lot play off record is totally s**t, should they get through every chance they'll bottle it again. Muff have fallen apart just in time. So we need to scramble our little arses through...then watch us fluke the final.



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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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Swanjaxs wrote:
08 May 2021 20:57
PSumbler wrote:
08 May 2021 20:46


Bournemouth worry me more I dont think we have scored against them for about 20 years...
For me, avoiding Bournemouth and Brentford over two legs is massive, Barnsley will be tough, but very do-able.
If we can get to Wembley I think we have more than a punchers chance against either, today against Watford, although we lost, gave me more positives than negatives, Grimes was more than decent too.

What we will need against Barnsley is a motivated Ayew, and both full backs bombing up and down.

I genuinely think we will get past the Tykes.

What has been mostly an underwhelming season, might just make us all eat our own words?
I do tend to agree. Over 90 minutes if we plkay as well as we are capable of we can beat anyone in this division. We are capable of beating Barnsley and then - as you said - anything is possible.

Be interesting first to see what happens with fans


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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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PSumbler wrote:
08 May 2021 21:06
Swanjaxs wrote:
08 May 2021 20:57


For me, avoiding Bournemouth and Brentford over two legs is massive, Barnsley will be tough, but very do-able.
If we can get to Wembley I think we have more than a punchers chance against either, today against Watford, although we lost, gave me more positives than negatives, Grimes was more than decent too.

What we will need against Barnsley is a motivated Ayew, and both full backs bombing up and down.

I genuinely think we will get past the Tykes.

What has been mostly an underwhelming season, might just make us all eat our own words?
I do tend to agree. Over 90 minutes if we plkay as well as we are capable of we can beat anyone in this division. We are capable of beating Barnsley and then - as you said - anything is possible.

Be interesting first to see what happens with fans
Looks like fans will be let in for the playoffs, probably 25% and hopefully the same for the final.

It's been a long 15 months.


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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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PSumbler wrote:
08 May 2021 20:46
Swanjaxs wrote:
08 May 2021 20:35


Somewhere in between Prosser and Jack 123, a solid 6/10 I reckon 😉
Bournemouth worry me more I dont think we have scored against them for about 20 years...
We haven't scored against them in the last 6 matches.

The last time we scored against them was in a 3-2 defeat in 2016.

The last time we beat them was in 2007 in League 1, 4-1 away.


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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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TheLoneRanger wrote:
08 May 2021 22:26
PSumbler wrote:
08 May 2021 20:46


Bournemouth worry me more I dont think we have scored against them for about 20 years...
We haven't scored against them in the last 6 matches.

The last time we scored against them was in a 3-2 defeat in 2016.

The last time we beat them was in 2007 in League 1, 4-1 away.
So, sadistically speaking, we should win. Right?



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Swanjaxs wrote:
08 May 2021 21:09
PSumbler wrote:
08 May 2021 21:06


I do tend to agree. Over 90 minutes if we plkay as well as we are capable of we can beat anyone in this division. We are capable of beating Barnsley and then - as you said - anything is possible.

Be interesting first to see what happens with fans
Looks like fans will be let in for the playoffs, probably 25% and hopefully the same for the final.

It's been a long 15 months.
.

How would they decide who the 25% are, or who gets to go to Wembley should we get there?


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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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Itchysphincter wrote:
08 May 2021 23:50
Swanjaxs wrote:
08 May 2021 21:09


Looks like fans will be let in for the playoffs, probably 25% and hopefully the same for the final.

It's been a long 15 months.
.

How would they decide who the 25% are, or who gets to go to Wembley should we get there?
That can surely only be a draw between season ticket holders

The question beyond that is to decide whether they ask first people in that group to say they'd like to be in the draw as some won't


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How many season ticket holders do we have? Around 10k? I wonder if they’ll prioritise people who didn’t get a refund this season.



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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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JackFish wrote:
09 May 2021 09:07
How many season ticket holders do we have? Around 10k? I wonder if they’ll prioritise people who didn’t get a refund this season.
I have to say (and just to add I didn't get a refund) that would be unfair as it was never suggested that taking a refund would make you "less" of a season ticket holder.

It's a catch 22 as you could only have 5k at the Liberty and maybe 10k at Wembley but season ticket holders for this season (whether taking a refund or not) would seem the fairest but be interesting to see how it happens (if it happens!)


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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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PSumbler wrote:
08 May 2021 20:46
Swanjaxs wrote:
08 May 2021 20:35


Somewhere in between Prosser and Jack 123, a solid 6/10 I reckon 😉
Bournemouth worry me more I dont think we have scored against them for about 20 years...
I’d honestly rather Bournemouth in the final if we got there...the chance of losing to Brentford would be painful.



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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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I can see us taking Barnsley over 2 legs. We were much better than them during the matches in the regular season.

I wouldn't have been confident playing Brentford or Bournemouth in a two-legged tie, so it's great that those two will knock seven shades out of each other by the final. I see Bournemouth coming through that one.

At Wembley, on the big pitch I suspect their superior midfield and forwards will tell, but you never know. We could shithouse our way to a win - and there aren't many better sides at doing that than us, we've won dozens of games being outplayed this season. Stranger things have happened.

I'd be disappointed if we don't reach the final this time.



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Just hope we perform and don't waste chances.




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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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PSumbler wrote:
09 May 2021 09:17
JackFish wrote:
09 May 2021 09:07
How many season ticket holders do we have? Around 10k? I wonder if they’ll prioritise people who didn’t get a refund this season.
I have to say (and just to add I didn't get a refund) that would be unfair as it was never suggested that taking a refund would make you "less" of a season ticket holder.

It's a catch 22 as you could only have 5k at the Liberty and maybe 10k at Wembley but season ticket holders for this season (whether taking a refund or not) would seem the fairest but be interesting to see how it happens (if it happens!)
This is taken from the official site when they announced the option for streams or refunds at the beginning of the season:

“Season ticket holders who accept the streaming option and leave their money in the club will receive priority access back to the Liberty Stadium when  crowds  are able to return. This is not a guarantee of access as numbers may be restricted by Welsh Government.”



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Re: Season 20/21: Barnsley v Swansea, Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg, Match Thread

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Lisvanejack wrote:
09 May 2021 12:58
PSumbler wrote:
09 May 2021 09:17


I have to say (and just to add I didn't get a refund) that would be unfair as it was never suggested that taking a refund would make you "less" of a season ticket holder.

It's a catch 22 as you could only have 5k at the Liberty and maybe 10k at Wembley but season ticket holders for this season (whether taking a refund or not) would seem the fairest but be interesting to see how it happens (if it happens!)
This is taken from the official site when they announced the option for streams or refunds at the beginning of the season:

“Season ticket holders who accept the streaming option and leave their money in the club will receive priority access back to the Liberty Stadium when  crowds  are able to return. This is not a guarantee of access as numbers may be restricted by Welsh Government.”
Ah well, maybe it will be as suggested then. It's not going to be everyone I guess anyway because of those restricted numbers.

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